Macomb County Well Driller Gives Well Water System Overview
If you are considering installing a well in your home or purchasing a home with a well system already in place, you may be curious as to how it all works and what components make up the well system.
In this article, we will be providing a basic overview of water well systems and the purpose of each component.
Well Water Pumps
After a well is drilled, a pump is installed to lift the water from the ground. The pump is located outside, within the well and below the water level. The size of the pump may vary based on the size of your home and your everyday water needs.
This pump is fed by electricity from inside the house to what is called a pressure switch. This pressure switch has a high and a low cut off. So, the pressure switch has a pipe that goes into the water supply that can read the water pressure and basically tells the pump when to turn on or off.
Water Pressure Tanks
The purpose of the pressure tank is to keep a reserve of water and will hold anywhere from 10 gallons to 80 gallons. You can think of these tanks as mini versions of the water towers you see around town.
If you did not have this pressure tank, that would mean your well pump would have to turn on every time you turn on a faucet – decreasing the lifespan of the pump’s motor. So the pressure tank is clearly a very important component in the system.
There are standard pressure systems and constant pressure systems available. Constant pressure systems boast many benefits over standard pressure systems, such as smaller sized tanks and less mechanical pressure on your pump. Consult with a Macomb County water well professional to learn more about which system is right for you.
The purpose of a water softener is exactly as its name sounds – to soften the water. What does it mean to soften the water?
Many people have what is called hard water, or water containing a high mineral count. A water softener will remove minerals from the water before it makes it into your plumbing by using salt and ion-exchange resins. This will prevent scale build up and the staining of plumbing fixtures, appliances, and even laundry.
As stated, water softeners are used to remove the minerals from your water. However, if you have other any other contaminants such as chemicals, bacteria or iron staining, you may want to consider installing a water filtration system to address those specific pollutants. Often homeowners will install both a water softener and a water filtration system.
I’m Ready to Contact a Macomb County Well Drilling Company for More Information
If you have any questions about well water systems or would like a FREE estimate for drilling a well for your Macomb County home, contact Ries Well Drilling at 586-784-9516.
We provide Water Well Drilling Services in the following Michigan Counties:
- Macomb County Well Drilling
- Oakland County Well Drilling
- St. Clair County Well Drilling
- Lapeer Count Well Drilling